Sunday, June 3, 2012

Basilique Saint-Denis



Amidst the many tombs and sculptures of Basilique Saint-Denis
we found this gilt funerary art. 
As the subject looks up for an eternity,
the magnificent stained glass of the Apse windows are reflected on the glass case.

Many thanks to Owen of Magic Lantern Show who led our group that day.  How wonderful to meet bloggers face to face.


bon dimanche


For other reflections, see James' Weekend Reflections

Basilique Saint-Denis
Saint-Denis

30 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome capture, Genie!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty! Hope your weekend is going well!

Hugs
Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

It's very good, Genie; catching the light on the glass that covers the gilt surface. Good eye for the superimposition.

Bon dimanche!

Joe said...

Wonderful reflections on this funerary art. It adds such colour to the bronze. It is wonderful that you enjoyed a good day out with your blogger friends.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Ooooh, lovely reflections. Beautiful shot. French churches are just so ridiculously gorgeous, it's hard not to come away with a hundred pictures from each one.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

What a lovely ethereal image,you were obviously there just at the right time.No sleep for this person,wide eyed forever,he/she looks very alert and alive!

Bon dimanche Genie,
Ruby

M said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Bon dimanche indeed!

Rae Walter said...

What a great outing that must have been Genie. Love the reflections you have captures here against the funerary art.

Jana said...

What a pretty image. I Love your photo at the top of your blog. It makes me want to visit Paris even more, simply beautiful.

Riet said...

What a beautiful photo, such a great shot. Love it.
Have a nice Sunday

Rob and Mandy said...

A right royal reflection indeed!

Starman said...

Poor guy has no way to keep the sun out of his eyes.

Virginia said...

That was a beautiful place and Owen led us well!
V

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful timing for a wonderful capture!!!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a great photo, the reflections are quite magical. Diane

Loree said...

That is a stunning shot Genie.

James said...

Of course I love this shot! :)
I enjoyed spending the day with Owen a couple years ago. He's a great guy and a fine blogger.

Owen said...

And a very fine day it was ! Though a tad bit chilly... but good company warms the heart. Hope we can do it again someday...

Birdman said...

... almost like fireworks, indoors.

Jack said...

The stained glass reflections across the golf figure are pretty interestng.

Randy said...

So beautiful and I love the reflections.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

We enjoyed the company of Owen and his wife, Holly, Virginia, and Peter. It was a great meeting of bloggers with cameras in tow.

I have so many shots of this memorable, historic basilica that I could Sunday-church-post for a year or two right here.

I will have to get clarification from Jack about his "golf-figure" comment...

Bises,
Genie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Genie it is just breathtaking.. Is'nt it wonderful to meet bloggers? Sounds like you had a grand time. I felt the same way when I met sweet Anita and her dear husband Ruben when they came to California. We had such a wonderful day.. A memory I will hold close always. Small world yes?
Penny

Bergson said...

des couleurs magiques, quel beau coup d'oeil

Kristin said...

The reflected windows are so beautiful!!!

JM said...

What a fabulous shot! Well seen and well done, Genie.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well spotted Genie, many would have passed with eve noticing, you have such a good eye for the special shot! I too am intrigued by Jack's golf reference and look forward to his reply haha!

Sar@h said...

Ah ! Les vitraux ! Toujours une réussite !

Paula said...

In Medieval times Cathedrals were built to overwhelm the senses, you've caught the spirit perfectly.

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Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Update: Jack's reference to the "golf" figure was a typo as he hit the "f" key rather than the "d" key. He claims he was referring to the "gold figure," but I think that golf is never far from his mind...